Mother speaks about daughter's shooting death; suspect makes court appearance
BENTON COUNTY, Wash. —
A party in Prosser ended this weekend when a 35-year-old woman died after being shot.
Amanda Hill was the victim.
"You never really go through life expecting to get a phone call that you've lost your child,” says Hill’s mother Debbie Hill.
Debbie received the fateful call Saturday morning from her son.
"Keep hearing him repeat it, even though he only said it once. It was like a recording over and over again."
According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office, Hill died Saturday morning.
Officials say she and Amy Brown, 36, of Prosser, had gotten into a fight.
Brown then allegedly shot Hill in the chest.
When police arrived at the home, they say Brown was holding Hill, who died at the scene.
For Debbie, she says, "It wasn't even until last night that I realized that my daughter has passed. She's gone. I can't get her back. That she didn't die of natural causes.”
Law enforcement arrested Brown for suspicion of 2nd degree Murder and 1st degree Manslaughter.
She made her first court appearance Monday in Benton County.
She is currently being held on a 72-hour hold.
Her bail is set at $100,000.
Hill says her heart goes out to Brown's family, especially her mother, but says Brown will have to live with this for the rest of her life.
Now just days after the shooting, Debbie says all she wants is her daughter home: "She loved everybody. She had a warm heart. She would do anything she could for anybody."
Hill leaves behind a large family, including a son.
Debbie says there will be a viewing and memorial service for her daughter.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.